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Blog spotlight: Celebrate staff in a snap

Nurse Leader Insider, September 8, 2008

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This week, our retention specialist, Bonnie Clair, BSN, RN, shares a practical idea to recognize staff that can be easily implemented in any unit:

Who is your one staff member who LOVES taking pictures? It seems every unit has at least one! Ask him or her to take candid digital shots of staff (but be careful to avoid patient faces). Print photos that are large enough to be seen from a distance—a mix of 8x10's and 11x14's work well. Purchase an assortment of frames that complement each other. Check craft and hobby stores, larger chain stores, or perhaps you can ask your corporate buyer to suggest an approved vendor.

Hang the pictures in a collage design in your department—NOT in the staff break room. The idea is to choose a wall that is easily seen. You want your patients and visitors to know your facility is a great place to work. You want potential employees to know your department takes pride in recognizing each other. And you want your staff to feel celebrated and appreciated.

Periodically rotate the photos so newer staff members have as much "exposure" as the old timers!

What are some other ways to celebrate and appreciate staff?

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1 comments on “Blog spotlight: Celebrate staff in a snap

Jayhawk (8/1/2011 at 8:15 PM)
You couldn't pay me to igrnoe these posts!

 

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